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inventor, ōris, m. [invenio], one that finds out, a contriver, author, discoverer, inventor (class.): o mearum voluptatum omnium Inventor, inceptor, perfector, Ter. Eun. 5, 9, 5: Aristaeus, qui olivae dicitur inventor, Cic. N. D. 3, 18, 45: veritatis, id. Fin. 1, 10, 32: disputationum, id. de Or. 1, 11, 47: omnium artium, Caes. B. G. 6, 16: scelerum, Verg. A. 2, 164 al.: inventor legis Volero, proposer, Liv. 2, 56: Stoicorum, founder, Cic. Ac. 2, 42, 131.— Absol.: artes inventoribus afferunt laudem, Quint. 3, 7, 18; 8, 6, 23 Zumpt N. cr.